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The daily business briefing: February 17, 2021

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Fast-food workers in 15 U.S. cities went on strike Tuesday to demand an increase of their minimum wage to $15 an hour. The strikes by McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s employees, who were joined by home care and nursing home workers, took place in Charleston, South Carolina; Chicago; Flint and Detroit, Michigan; Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina; Houston; Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Florida; St. Louis; Oakland, Sacramento, and San Jose, California; and Milwaukee. Low-wage workers have been participating in the Fight for $15 movement since 2012, but this year’s push comes as the Biden administration is trying to increase the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25, for the first time since 2009. [The Guardian]

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